NChem Research Highlights: carborane MOFs, metal-ion sensing, and coordination polymers

This week we have covered quite a range of topics in our Research Highlights

First of all we have some nifty metal-ion sensors that are made by attaching different chromophores to 8-hydroxyquinoline – a group that serves as a receptor for various metal ions.

Then, we cover the latest twist on metal-organic frameworks in which simple benzene-based linkers have been replaced with much more funky carboranes – and see how that affects their gas adsorption properties.

Finally, some designer coordination polymers that not only act as hosts for water clusters and nitrate ions, but have an intricate interwoven topology based on the Borromean rings.

Tune in for more this time next week…


Stuart Cantrill (Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry)